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Background

John McCormick is an Associate in Fish & Richardson’s Boston office. Mr. McCormick works closely with businesses on brand adoption, protection, and enforcement in the U.S. and internationally. Working with a wide range of clients – from startups to global multi-billion dollar enterprises – Mr. McCormick has experience working on all manners of projects within all manners of budgets. With extensive experience evaluating and managing trademark portfolios, Mr. McCormick works closely with his clients to develop strategies and implement approaches that best suit their needs not only in the present, but also with an eye to the future.

Mr. McCormick’s practice focuses on supporting all aspects of a brand – whether that be trademark selection and clearance, branding, advertising, corporate due diligence, licensing, or enforcement in court and before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.

Mr. McCormick also does extensive pro bono work for a variety of charities and non-profits, and serves as a Trustee Associate for the Nativity School of Worcester.

Prior to joining Fish, Mr. McCormick worked as a Trademark Fellow for a Fortune 15 company. While in law school, Mr. McCormick worked as a judicial intern for Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy.

Education

J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law 2014
Executive Editor, University of New Hampshire Law Review
cum laude


B.A., St. Michael's College 2011
History Major
Marketing Minor, Medieval Studies Minor
magna cum laude, Phi Alpha Theta

Admissions

  • Massachusetts 2014
  • Connecticut 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts 2015

Other Distinctions

Publications​

Co-Author, “USPTO audits go mainstream: prepare for the unexpected,” World Trademark Review (May 2, 2017).

Co-Author, “Distillations: ALERT: Skull Crushing Victory,” Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog (March 30, 2017).

Co-Author, “Distillations: A Toast to Champagne,” Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog (March 23, 2017).

Co-Author, “Half-baked Specimens Doom HERBAL ACCESS Application at TTAB,” Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog (July 20, 2016).

Author, “‘Objective Reasonableness’ is a Primary Factor, But Not the Sole Factor, When Determining a Fee Award in a Copyright Case​,​” Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog (June 17, 2016).

Author, “A Word of Warning for Super Bowl Fans,” Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog (February 8, 2016).

Author, “Kirtsaeng Looks to Take Second Bite Out of the Supreme Court Apple,” Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog (January 20, 2016).

Co-Author, “Feeling the Burn​,” Intellectual Property Magazine (December 8, 2015).

Author, “9th Circuit Cannot Make Up Its Mind,” Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog (November 5, 2015).

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Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
January 20, 2016
Kirtsaeng Looks to Take Second Bite Out of the Supreme Court Apple
Kirtsaeng Looks to Take Second Bite Out of the Supreme Court Apple
Author: John P. McCormick
Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
February 14, 2018
Chief Wahoo: A Look Back in History
Chief Wahoo: A Look Back in History
Author: John P. McCormick
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Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
June 5, 2017
Distillations: Two Ships Passing Not So Quietly in the Night
Distillations: Two Ships Passing Not So Quietly in the Night
Authors: John P. McCormick, Robert M. O'Connell, Jr.
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Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
June 1, 2017
Distillations: Respect Thy Neighbor (on the Shelf)
Distillations: Respect Thy Neighbor (on the Shelf)
Authors: John P. McCormick, Robert M. O'Connell, Jr.
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May 2, 2017
USPTO audits go mainstream: prepare for the unexpected | World Trademark Review
USPTO audits go mainstream: prepare for the unexpected | <i>World Trademark Review</i>
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Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
March 30, 2017
Distillations: ALERT: Skull Crushing Victory
Distillations: ALERT: Skull Crushing Victory
Authors: Nancy Ly, John P. McCormick, Robert M. O'Connell, Jr.
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Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
March 23, 2017
Distillations: A Toast to Champagne
Distillations: A Toast to Champagne
Authors: John P. McCormick, Robert M. O'Connell, Jr.
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Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
July 20, 2016
Half-baked Specimens Doom HERBAL ACCESS Application at TTAB
Half-baked Specimens Doom HERBAL ACCESS Application at TTAB
Authors: John P. McCormick, Robert M. O'Connell, Jr.
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Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
June 17, 2016
“Objective Reasonableness” is a Primary Factor, But Not the Sole Factor, When Determining a Fee Award in a Copyright Case
“Objective Reasonableness” is a Primary Factor, But Not the Sole Factor, When Determining a Fee Award in a Copyright Case
Author: John P. McCormick
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News
February 17, 2016
Feeling The Burn
Feeling The Burn
Articles
Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
February 8, 2016
A Word of Warning for Super Bowl Fans
A Word of Warning for Super Bowl Fans
Author: John P. McCormick
Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
November 5, 2015
9th Circuit Cannot Make Up Its Mind
9th Circuit Cannot Make Up Its Mind
Author: John P. McCormick
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